DETROIT (WXYZ) — Detroit is set to begin its drive-thru coronavirus testing today.
The drive thru testing begins Friday at the Joe Dumars Field House at the Michigan State Fairgrounds. Appointments were being taken starting Thursday. A doctor's prescription is required to be tested.
Once the prescription is obtained, either the doctor or patient can call 313-230-0505 to schedule an appointment. Calls can be made from 9:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m., seven days a week.
The site will have the capacity to conduct 400 tests per day, for a total of 14,400 over a six-week period. Fifty cars an hour will be scheduled so there will be no back up or long lines.
It is being made possible by the eight-member Coronavirus Community Care Network, which is made up of the the following:
- Detroit Medical Center
- Henry Ford Health System
- Trinity Health Systems
- City of Detroit
- Macomb County
- Oakland County
- Wayne County
Testing will be done Monday through Saturday from 7:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. They will be conducted by staff of the three participating health care systems.
Additional Coronavirus information and resources:
View a global coronavirus tracker with data from Johns Hopkins University.
Find out how you can help metro Detroit restaurants struggling during the pandemic.
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See complete coverage on our Coronavirus Continuing Coverage page.